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SUBS in Schools


  • 📅 Date: JavaScript Disabled

  • 👥 Open To: High School Students

  • 💻 Format: Hybrid

  • 🌏 Region: Australia

  • 💵 Cost: Free

  • 💰 Prize: Nonmonetary

Exploring New Depths in STEM

SUBS in Schools Technology Challenge™ is the result of collaboration between REA, the Department of Defence and industry stakeholders including the Australian Submarine Corporation and Saab Australia.

It was conceived in response to the Australian Government’s announcement of the $50 billion Future Submarine Program. It is the world’s first in-class submarine design competition.

REA took the proven framework of our F1 in Schools program – in which industry-standard technology is made available in the classroom. Students develop a wide range of skills from design, engineering and manufacturing to the ‘soft skills’ sought after by industry (project management, teamwork, collaboration, problem solving, communication). We then added the complexities of underwater design, coding and electronics.

Students design either a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) or a submarine which they must operate. Alternatively they can build a three-dimensional virtual scale model of living quarters in a futuristic submarine.

The fundamentals of SUBS in Schools are equipping young people to take part in the new set of industries being developed as part of the Future Submarine Program.

Participation Notes

  • To participate in this challenge, your school must first register for the program. For more information:
  • The time period specified on this event includes events delivered during the program (i.e. demonstrations, regionals, nationals, etc), teams are allowed to work on their project outside of the time period specified.